- plural of dens.
- a tooth or toothlike part.
Origin of dens
< Latin dēns; see tooth
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Examples from the Web for dentes
Dentes debiles, cariosi ab odontalgia hæreditaria in juventute.Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnus
Dentes cardinales parvi, fragiles, numero variabiles, rar divaricati.Zoological Illustrations, Volume I
Mucrones: in Collembola the two small end pieces of the furcula, proceeding from the dentes.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
- A toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis around which the atlas rotates.odontoid process of epistropheus
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